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Profile

Batting Style Right-hand bat

Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak

Height 6.00 ft

Education Regis School, Wolverhampton

Full Name Vikram Solanki

Born April 1, 1976, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Current Age 31 years

Major Teams England, Worcestershire

Nickname Vik

 

Profile Description

One of the most elegant batsmen of his generation, and a hobby horse of Ian Botham's in his regular commentary-box tirades, Vikram Solanki flirted with the England one-day side in South Africa in 1999-2000, before slipping out of the picture until after the 2003 World Cup. Born in Udaipur, India, but raised in Wolverhampton, Solanki made his debut for Worcestershire as a 16-year-old and instantly caught the eye with his wristy driving and effortless flicks. Test recognition seemed only a matter of time as he worked his way through the various representative levels and onto two England A tours, but he was a disappointment in his first eight ODIs, with a top score of 24 and a rash of lapses in his usually silken fielding. But he has continued to score heavily for Worcestershire, and after the retirement of several senior players in 2003 he was recalled at the age of 26. He started gloriously with a sparkling century against South Africa at The Oval, flirted with oblivion while mustering 11 runs in three outings against Bangladesh, but was recalled to the squad for England's Champions Trophy campaign at the end of the 2004 season. After a decade at New Road, he was appointed Worcestershire's captain in 2005, and has remained on the periphery of England's one-day set-up ever since.

Batting and Fielding Averages

Category

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

BF

SR

100

50

4s

6s

Ct

St

ODIs

51

46

5

1097

106

26.75

1504

72.93

2

5

135

7

16

-

Twenty20 Int.

1

1

 

9

9

9.00

5

180.00

-

-

1

 

1

-

First-class

207

341

23

11519

222

36.22

-

-

20

64

-

-

233

-

List A

302

275

23

7541

164*

29.92

-

-

11

41

-

-

114

-

Twenty20

13

13

 

454

92

34.92

303

149.83

 

3

-

-

11

-

Bowling

Category

Mat

Balls

Runs

Wkts

BBI

BBM

Ave

Econ

SR

4

5

10

ODIs

51

111

105

1

1/17

1/17

105.00

5.67

111.00

-

-

-

Twenty20 Int.

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

First-class

207

6517

3796

83

5/40

-

45.73

3.49

78.51

 

4

1

List A

302

926

803

24

4/14

4/14

33.45

5.20

38.58

1

-

-

Twenty20

13

18

36

1

1/25

1/25

36.00

12.00

18.00

-

-

-

Career Statistics

Category

Description

ODI debut

South Africa v England at Bloemfontein - Jan 23, 2000

Last ODI

England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jun1, 2006

Only Twenty 20 Int.

England v Australia at Southampton - Jun13, 2005

First-class span

1995 - 2006/2007

List A span

1993 - 2006

Twenty20 span

2004 - 2006

Source: www.cricinfo.com